Joseph A. "Joe" Borawski
1934 - 2021
Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory - West 38th St.
1595 West 38TH St.
Erie, PA
Joseph A. "Joe" Borawski, age 87, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021 surrounded by his family. Born in Erie on June 20, 1934 a son of the late Sigmund and Josephine (Chludzinski) Borawski.

Joseph served in the U.S. Army. Joe was an avid fisherman, had a warm smile, prayed often, and was very kind. He was an assistant and head golf pro at Lakeshore County Club for 35 years. Joe was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church since 1968 serving as a lector, usher and Extraordinary minister of the Eucharist.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Alison Drexler, his siblings, Eugene and Walter Borawski, Stephanie Borawski, Mary Slomski and Dorothy Czajka.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Louise A. (Kantor) Borawski; four children, Joseph A. Borawski Jr. (Kathleen), Kathleen M. Praetzel (Sean), Laura A. Borawski (David Pattock) and Mary Beth Drexler (Jonathan), nine grandchildren, Leanna Opfer (Austin), Robby Praetzel (Kate), Christina (Patrick Stur), Amelia, Elise and Ryan Praetzel, Ethan Baney, Ava Baney and Natalie Drexler; three great-grandchildren, Marie, Ella and Avila; two sisters, Terry Cousins and Agnes Tillerson. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street, on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and are invited to a Funeral Mass on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1626 West 26th Street. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at

Joe's family would especially like to thank Lakeland Hospice for their caring and loving support.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmaus Ministries, Blessed Sacrament Church and Mary Knoll Fathers & Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Mary Knoll, NY, 10545.

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Published by Erie Times-News on Jun. 24, 2021.
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Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory - West 38th St.
1595 West 38TH St., Erie, PA
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Blessed Sacrament Church
1626 West 26th Street, PA
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So sorry to hear of your loss and Heavens gain. Will keep him and your family in my prayers.
Gail Kirsch
July 5, 2021
May you have some peace of mind, knowing that Joe is with Mark in Heaven. We will get through this, together
jodi eshbaugh
July 1, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you march through this challenging time. Hugs !
Sue and Ray Matz
July 1, 2021
To the entire Borawski family, Joe was the epitome of a gentleman. Joe had a kind heart, and was respected by all. Joe delivered a set of golf clubs to my wife on Christmas Day eve so that she could give them to me on Christmas morning. I will miss seeing him at Perkins on Peach street, along with his beautiful wife. RIP my friend, you were and still are the BEST. Jim Iannello
Jim Iannello
June 26, 2021
Our hearts ache for you and your family's loss Let the sun bring you new energy and the moon restore you at night. let the rain wash away your worries and the breezes blow into you new strength. Walk softly through the world and know it's beauty all your days. Kathy & Bo Lamb
Kathy & Bo Lamb
June 25, 2021
Joe gave me my start in the golf business and at that time, his family was young. Seeing them grow into the good people they are, reflected on Joe and Loise. It was my honor to know the family so well and to work for Joe. One of the kindest people you would ever meet. One of my favorite associations with Joe was him being my boss as an assistant at Lake Shore and years later, being his Head Professional as he was a Life Member at Lake Shore. We had many coffees together! He will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family.
Michael Gajewski
June 24, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family of Joe. I remember the days when Joe was the head Pro at LSCC. Bob Gloekler Ormond Beach, FL.
Robert Gloekler
June 24, 2021
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